Archive for the ‘"Late Show with David Letterman"’ Category

Three Decades of Stupid Human Tricks: David Letterman Celebrates 30 Years in Late Night

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Tonight David Letterman marks 30 years in late night television. His first late night talk show, Late Night with David Letterman, premiered February 2, 1982 on NBC, replacing Tomorrow with Tom Snyder. On August 30, 1993, Letterman moved to CBS with the program Late Show with David Letterman, which he’s hosted ever since.

Paul Shaffer on getting the gig as bandleader on Late Night with David Letterman:

In celebration of entering his fourth decade on late night, Letterman will have Howard Stern as the guest on his show this evening. It will be Stern’s 21st appearance on the program, and musical guests will be the Airborne Toxic Event. You can catch The Late Show with Dave Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.

Music legend Paul Shaffer’s Archive interview is online

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Watch the Archive’s fun and informative interview with David Letterman and early-SNL music guru Paul Shaffer. Among our favorite moments: he plays an impromptu theme song for his new memoir (see the clip below):

Interview description:
In his Archive interview, Paul Shaffer talks about serving as a musician/performer on Saturday Night Live , as well as his long association with David Letterman as music director of Late Night with David Letterman and The Late Show with David Letterman. Paul Shaffer was interviewed in New York, NY on June 24, 2009; Dan Pasternack conducted the three-and-a-half-hour interview.